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Alexander Johnson, Jr
Dec 26, 1955 to Dec 01, 2018


Alexander Johnson, Jr., 62, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, December 1, 2018. Born December 26, 1955, in Clarendon County, he was the eldest son of the late Alex and Mary A. Burgess Johnson, the grandson of the late Dais F. and Lydia Witherspoon Burgess, and Charlie and Emma B. Johnson. He attended public schools in District 17 and District 2 of Sumter County. His high school endeavors were football, marching band and bus driver. He enlisted in the United States Army in 1976 and after years of service to his country, he received an honorable discharge. Alexander was known as “Apple Jack” during his career as a tractor trailer operator for Burlington Trucking Company, Mickens Trucking Company, Burgess and Brogdon Cement Company where he retired. He attended Oak Grove A. M. E. Church in his early years, where he accepted Christ as his personal Savior. He leaves to cherish his memories: a daughter, Tonya V. Johnson of Paterson, NJ; a son, Alexander Johnson, III, and Chris (Antoinette) Johnson, who he took as a son, both of Sumter; five grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two sisters, Lydia J. (George) Mickens of Dalzell and Lillarweise J. (Joe) Seymore; two brothers, Wayne Johnson and Clarence Johnson, all of Sumter; two uncles, Henry Johnson and Wesley Johnson, both of Brooklyn, NY; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the home, 2500 Brogdon Circle, Sumter. Funeral services will be held Friday, December 7, 2018 – 1 p. m. from the Oak Grove A. M. E. Church, 271 Burnt Branch Road, Olanta, with the Rev. Oliver Davis, Pastor, Eulogist. The Remains will be placed in the church at 12 noon. The funeral procession will leave from the home at 12:20 p. m. Burial will be in the Evergreen Memorial Park, 802 North Guignard Drive, Sumter.
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